iPhone 12 Won’t Charge? Here’s How You Fix It!

In this post, we will show you what to do if your iPhone 12 won’t charge and determine the reason why such a problem occurs. In doing so, you’ll be able to fix the problem and prevent it from happening again in the future. 

There are times when a smartphone just won’t charge for no apparent reason. Most of the time, it’s due to a defective power adapter or obstructed connectors. That’s the reason why, as an owner, you must try to troubleshoot your device to know what the problem really is all about and how to fix it. Here’s what you need to do: 

Check the charger

The first thing you have to check if your iPhone 12 won’t charge is the power adapter. You just have to do a physical inspection to see if there’s any sign that it’s burnt, damaged or something is obstructing the port. 

One way to check if the charger is fine, especially if your iPhone 12 was charging properly prior to this issue, is to charge your other devices with it. If they charge just fine, then it’s possible that the charger has low wattage. 

Another way to know if the charger is the problem is to use a different power adapter; one with high wattage output. Your iPhone 12 will work well with chargers that produce 20 watts of current. 

Check the cable

Another thing you have to look into if your iPhone 12 would no longer charge is the cable itself. 

While Apple’s charging cables are durable enough to not break if used properly, there are times when the connectors get obstructed with lint or debris. 

So try to check both ends of the cable and clean the connectors when necessary. Of course, if you have another lighting cable, try using it to see if your iPhone 12 is still capable of charging. 

Check the charging port

After making sure the power adapter and the cable are fine, the next thing you have to check is the charging port. Just do a physical inspection for any foreign materials that may have been suspended in it.

It’s actually easier to clean iPhones’ charging port and there’s a minimal risk that you’re gonna mess up the pins. 

Force restart your iPhone


Regardless of whether your iPhone is powered on or not, you can do this procedure to refresh its memory. But you need to do this while your iPhone 12 is still connected to its charger. Here’s how it’s dones: 

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up and the Volume Down buttons. 
  2. Immediately after releasing the Volume Down button, press and hold the Power key for 10 seconds. This will trigger your iPhone to perform the forced restart or simulated battery pull procedure. 
  3. When the Apple logo shows, release the Power key and allow the device to continue the boot process. 

If your iPhone 12 reboots, try to see if it’s now charging. If it doesn’t, then at this point, it’s better to have it checked as the problem can already be with the hardware. 

And that’s what you need to do if your iPhone 12 won’t charge. We hope that we’ve been able to help you one way or another. 

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